March 14, 2018

We make better decisions when more Canadians are involved in shaping them. In that spirit, since last fall, the government has been welcoming your ideas for our commitments in Canada’s 4th plan on Open Government for 2018-2020. The clock is ticking: we need your ideas by March 25.

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March 14, 2018

As Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, one of my key mandate objectives is to help make government science fully available to the public.

In light of this, I led Canada’s first federal Open Science panel discussion on January 22, 2018. Webcast around the world, the interactive session drew hundreds of participants online and in-studio. Our panelists were experts from academia and government, and they provided astute insights into the benefits and challenges of Open Science, as well as what sets Canada apart.

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March 07, 2018

Canada has come into the spotlight recently as a leader in transparency, participation and accountability on the world stage. The Privy Council Office (PCO) and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) share a commitment to enable Open Dialogue and Open Policy Making.

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January 31, 2018

Digital service are never fully “completed,” (iterative development for the win!) and is no exception. This week, we are excited to say that we’ve made a foundational investment to support future responsiveness by migrating the infrastructure of to cloud hosting and upgrading to Drupal 8. Ideally, you didn’t even notice.

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January 23, 2018

I believe very strongly in fairness and equality of opportunity in this country. No one should be denied the chance to live their lives to the fullest or contribute to society because of their race, religion or sexual orientation.

Which is why I’m particularly pleased to be part of a government that champions openness and inclusion, one that experiments with new ways of opening up opportunities for people rather than closing doors against them.

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